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Aristide Joseph Bonaventure Maillol was born in Banyuls-sur-Mer, Roussilon. He decided at an early age to become a painter and moved to Paris in 1881 to study art. After several applications and several years of living with poverty, his enrollment in the Écoledes Beaux-Arts was accepted in 1885, and he studied there under Jean-Léon Gérôme and Alexandre Cabanel from 1882–86. His contemporaries, Pierre Puvis de Chavannes and Paul Gauguin strongly influenced the artist. In 1893, Gauguin suggested he join the artist group "Nabis." Around the turn of the century, the Nabis developed an anti-naturalist, symbolist pictorial language with two-dimensionally-decorative, simplified color shapes and black contours. This style influenced Maillol’s early paintings and tapestry designs. Gauguin had also encouraged his growing interest in decorative art, an interest that led Maillol to take up tapestry design. In 1893, Maillol set up a small tapestry studio at his home village of Banyuls, where he employed local women for weavings and began producing works whose high technical and aesthetic quality gained him recognition for renewing this art form in France. Till 1900, Maillol produced wall tapestries in the Art Nouveau style, but then an eye disease forced him to concentrate on sculpture, mainly small statues made of wood and clay from which he developed his monumental stone and bronze statues. The main subject of his sculptural work was the female nude, which featured a Classic calmness and a clear, closed plasticity. His works done between 1902 and 1905 reveal an approach to classical, statutory forms and his striving for a closed sculptural volume, a harmonious balance and calm classical expression, which was adopted from Hellenistic Antiquity. Aristide Maillol's compact, voluptuous female figures, reminiscent of Gauguin's women as well as of Renoir's later nudes, considerably influenced European and particularly German sculpture. Maillol also produced important graphic works, drawings, lithographs and particularly a series of woodcuts, which the enthusiast for Antiquity made to illustrate antique literature. The first overview of his creations was shown in Paris in 1937, as part of the exhibition "Les maîtres de l'art indépendant," which was held at the Petit Palais simultaneously with the World Exhibition and occupied three rooms. Maillol was awarded large orders, and 1936 - the biggest one of them all, the monumental sculpture "La Montagne" for the then planned Museum of Modern Art in Paris. But these plans were not destined to come true and that makes it possible for his tragic death in a car crash in 1944. Maillol is often remembered as the "Cézanne of sculpture," as he, like Cézanne - paved the way to abstraction.

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Creator: Aristide Maillol
Aristitde Maillol Illustrated: Daphnis & Chloe
By Aristide Maillol 2
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According to Eleanor Garvey "The Artist and the Book" (p. 122) this work is "perhaps the most harmonious of Maillol's illustrated books." Aristide MAILLOL, illus.; LONGUS author Daphnis and Chloe; A Most Sweet, and Pleasant Pastoral Romance for Young Ladies, translated out of the Greek of Longus by Geo. Thornley. London: A. Zwemmer [printed in Paris by Philippe Gonin], 1937. Limited Edition. 8vo, 7 3/4 x 5 1/2 in. (200 x 132 mm); pp. vi, 211,colophon,12; Copy 21 of 250 numbered copies on hand-made Maillol paper and SIGNED BY THE ARTIST on the colophon, with 52 original woodcuts, and 4 woodcut initials, printed in bistre; leading and bottom edges deckled. Full vellum with laced-in thongs, gilt lettering on spine, faint; pencil notations and tipped in label from earlier booksellers on inside front cover, edges stained on first 2 and last 2 blanks. EXTRA SUITE of 45 WOODCUTS in a separate vellum portfolio, printed in black. Fine copy in simple cardboard slipcase. Colophon: "Aristide Maillol engraved with his own hand the wood-cuts which illustrate this book, The text is that of Thronley's translation of 1657, revised and augmented. Philippe Gonin of Paris undertook the achievement of this work, and printed it on his hand-press, for A. Zwemmer, London. Paris December 7th, 1937", followed by MAILLOL'S SIGNATURE IN PENCIL. Garvey 174; Garvey Wick 22; BNF32393010 Condition: FINE An ancient Greek novel written during the Roman Empire, the only known work of the 2nd century AD Greek novelist and romance writer Longus, translated by George Thornley...
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